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Even though Brussels was bombed heavily in World War II, quite a bit of its gothic architecture survived. Be sure to visit the Grand-Place, which is one of the most beautiful squares in all of Europe, highlighted by the 15th-century Hotel de Ville, also known as the Town Hall. It’s a gorgeous square during the day, but it’s even better at night. Try to grab an outside table at one of the restaurants/bars to relax and soak in the view. A short walk from Grand-Place is Manneken-Pis, a statue of a little boy peeing into a fountain. No one knows for certain which one (if any) of the several stories describing the statue’s origin is actually true. There are several museums near the Grand-Place and over 90 in the city, so there is literally something for everyone in Brussels.

Attractions Web Guide

Fodor’s
The travel site offers an overview  of the sights of the city, along with the “Best of Brussels in 1 to 3 Days.”

Frommer’s
Not to be outdone, this travel site offers their own overview  of the sights (including suggested itineraries for 1-4+ days), a list of the “Best Travel Experiences” in the city, an overview of the historic buildings and monuments, the squares and public spaces as well as a list of recommended sights.

Last Minute
Though not as well known as its aforementioned counterparts, this site offers a good perspective of sightseeing in Brussels.

Lonely Planet
This site offers its own overview as well as a list of recommended sites.

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